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Radio, Podcasts and Community

The internet is primarily a visual thing.  You pretty much need a screen or projection surface of some kind to engage it.  A mouse, trackpad, touchscreen, and/or keyboard is also a requirement.   1,334 more words


Serial-Sized Hole in Heart Filled with Invisibilia Podcast

If you read my previous blog post about my obsession with the podcast Serial you know that I’ve been dying to find something to replace the void it left in my life. 256 more words

Glass, Confetti and Funny Faces

By Steve Sucato

Fortune smiled on Monica Bill Barnes when she met Ira Glass, host of public radio’s This American Life, in 2012. She and her 18-year-old New York-based dance troupe, Monica Bill Barnes & Company Productions, have since enjoyed life-altering success, teaming with Glass for… 202 more words

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Sermon for the First Sunday in Lent
February 22, 2015
Genesis 9:8-17

“This American Life” is a weekly hour long radio show that explores different facets of life in America. 1,403 more words


What Works - Ira Glass

Ira Glass, host and producer of the radio and television show This American Life, provides insight on good storytelling.

What I found to be most compelling was the fact that Glass said that as a beginner in broadcast, failure is going to happen. 322 more words

What Works

Does Ira Glass Hate Mike Daisey?

This week, I listened to the Retraction episode of This American Life. I found the characters involved in the podcast to be more interesting than the topic they were discussing, and my blog post will focus on this aspect of the podcast. 367 more words


Sacred Trust

I found the “Retraction” podcast very interesting for a few reasons. First, I found it strange that This American Life would spend an entire hour framing Mike Daisey as a liar. 327 more words